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On Time Technology Implementation

How to Achieve Implementation Success with Limited Time and Resources

On Time Technology Implementation presents technology implementation guidelines and lessons learned from over 30 years of successful, hands-on project experience.

Audience
Courses in management, business, library science, and engineering dealing with data management, information management, systems and technology; professionals in information systems and business staff & managers involved in strategy and planning to improve and implement business processes, information systems managers, business managers, project leaders, systems and business analysts, process engineers, and human resources.

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Published: October 1999

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-449975-1

Reviews

  • book is more in tune with the real situation that you find in IT with limited resources and time. The book also gives recognition to the fact that legacy systems will be around for a long time. Many other books assume that these can be replaced or ignored. We spend over half of our programmer time on legacy systems maintenance so that allocating the rest of their time is a major concern-which this book addresses. Another good idea is that in software package evaluation, you do not focus on software features, but instead on what capabilities the packages are lacking. We used this idea to select different accounting software than if we had used features. The book is easy to read and can be used by nontechnical people."
    --A reader on Amazon.com

Contents

  • Preface.Part I--Set the Direction: Introduction:Introduction.Business Direction of Information Technology.Business Processes and Technology.Technology and Software Tool Trends.Challenges Facing Information Technology and Management.Critical Success Factors in Systems and Technology.Trends in Software Development.Trends in Software Packages.Trends in Knowledge Management.Techniques of the Past.Where Are the Benefits?A Real World Approach.Organization of the Book.Transition to a New Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Develop the Business Process Plan and Strategy:Introduction.Observations on Business Processes.Common Problems with Processes.Steps in Developing the Process Plan and Strategy.How to Build Your First Process Plan.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Define the New Process, Benefits, and Requirements:Introduction.Step 1: Define the New Business Process.Step 2: Determine Requirements for the New Process.Step 3: Identify Costs and Benefits.Step 4: Present the Results to Management.Step 5: Determine the Technology Approach and Refine Costs and Benefits.Step 6: Make the Buy or Build Decision.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Assess Outsourcing:Introduction.The Outsourcer's View of the World.What Can Be Outsourced?Steps in Outsourcing.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Part II--Software Development:Define Requirements and Do Prototyping:Introduction.Step 1: Identify the Development Team and Establish the Development Plan.Step 2: Develop Detailed Requirements for Development.Step 3: Determine the Methods and Tools to be Applied Throughout Development.Step 4: Perform Data Analysis.Step 5: Develop the First Prototype.Step 6: Conduct a Pilot of the Prototype and the New Process.Step 7: Refine the Prototype and Conduct More Pilots.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Perform System Development and Integration:Introduction.Computer-Aided Software Engineering.System Design.Programming and Unit Testing.Testing Preparation and Test Categories.Integration of Programs.Integration Testing.System Testing.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Conversion, Procedures, and Training:Introduction.Steps in Data Conversion.Steps in Documentation and Procedures.Steps in Training and Using Training Materials.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Perform Maintenance, Enhancement, and Production Support:Introduction.Issues in Maintenance.Issues in Enhancements.Issues in Production Support.Maintenance and Enhancement Steps.Implement a Maintenance and Enhancement Policy.Routine Production Support.Production Crises.Implement a Production Strategy.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Part III--Software Packages:Carry Out Evaluation and Selection:Introduction.Selecting a Winning Combination.Seven Steps in Evaluation and Selection.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Conduct Negotiations and Define the Implementation Plan:Introduction.Contract Negotiations for the Software Package.Contract Negotiations for Consultants.Implementation Planning Steps.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Implement the Package:Introduction.Managing Consultants.The Package of the Process-Who Wins?Steps in Package Implementation.Implementing New Software Package Releases.Implementing ERP Software.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Part IV--Knowledge Management:Identify Opportunities and Develop Your Strategy:Introduction.Issues in Knowledge Management.Steps in Establishing Knowledge Management.Example: The Lessons Learned Knowledge Base.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Analyze Knowledge Management Technologies and Services:Introduction.Data Preparation.Metadata.On-Line Analytical Processing.Models.Artificial Intelligence.Data Mining.Data Visualization.Combining Methods.Example: Enterprise Resource Planning.Consultants in Knowledge Management.Evaluation of Products.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Implement Knowledge Management:Introduction.Steps in Implementing Knowledge Management.Establish the Lessons Learned Knowledge Base.Management and Support of Knowledge Management.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Part V--Electronic Commerce and Implementing Issues:Implementing Electronic Commerce:Introduction.Steps in Implementing E-Commerce.What Can Go Wrong?Reduced Schedule and Low-Cost Approach.Examples.Lessons Learned.Summary.What to Do Next.Overcome Implementation Issues:Introduction.Lack of Top Management Commitment.Failure to Gain User Commitment.Misunderstanding Requirements.Lack of User Involvement.Failure to Manage End-User Expectations.Changing Scope, Objectives, and Requirements.Lack of Required Knowledge and Skills in the Team.New Technology.Insufficient or Inappropriate Staffing.Conflicts among User Departments.Management Directs the Implementation.A System Is Implemented, but There Is No Benefit.Many Problems Build Up during Implementation.Wrong Technology Solution Chosen for Implementation.New Process and System Are Operational, but Dysfunctional with the Organization.Picking Up the Pieces When the Implementation Fails.Summary.Index.

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